Olivia Jia - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Olivia Jia

Olivia Jia joined the Metropolitan Planning Council in October 2019 as a Marketing Consultant to support the Marketing and Communications team with social media management and content creation.

Olivia comes from an editorial and research background, having served as the Editor-in-Chief for MODA, a student-run design publication at the University of Chicago and an Editorial Intern for ArchDaily, an architecture news site, as well as a Research Assistant within UChicago’s Division for the Social Sciences. She hopes to parlay her background in writing and research on the topics of sociology, architecture and urban design into a career in architectural design.

A recent honors graduate from UChicago, Olivia double majored in Sociology and Environmental & Urban Studies. Her senior thesis, which was the awarded the Chicago Studies Research Prize, utilized Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood as a case study for investigating the ways in which the built environment can inform a sense of community and identity, from the level of street block to building.

Olivia grew up in Washington, D.C. and just moved to Lakeview. She’s excited to explore a new part of Chicago after four years of calling Hyde Park home!

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Olivia Jia Marketing Consultant
312 863 6009


B.A. in Sociology, B.A. in Environmental & Urban Studies, University of Chicago

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